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  1. Just letting you know that I’ve had a system like this working for the past two years, called konspire2b. You can read about it at http://konspire.sf.net.

    It doesn’t use BitTorrent, since I developed it before Mr. Cohen released BitTorrent. k2b got quite a bit of press and attention about a year ago, with two Slashdottings, etc.

    However, I found that in general, push doesn’t work very well for large media objects. First, if you can find a “channel” that is active, your hard drive starts filling up pretty quickly. Second, maintaining a channel is a lot of work. People are so hooked on the idea of searching to download large media objects that they resist new models.

    The idea of “waking up in the morning” to great files sounds nice, but it doesn’t match reality very well.

    When I read the Wired article, and saw your quote about “waking up in the morning,” I thought, “Hey, that’s practically lifted word-for-word off of the k2b website.” Not sure if you are aware of k2b… If not, I guess people tend to “discover” the same idea simultaneously (+/- a year or two). I’ve heard that it happens a alot.

  2. Just letting you know that I’ve had a system like this working for the past two years, called konspire2b. You can read about it at http://konspire.sf.net.

    It doesn’t use BitTorrent, since I developed it before Mr. Cohen released BitTorrent. k2b got quite a bit of press and attention about a year ago, with two Slashdottings, etc.

    However, I found that in general, push doesn’t work very well for large media objects. First, if you can find a “channel” that is active, your hard drive starts filling up pretty quickly. Second, maintaining a channel is a lot of work. People are so hooked on the idea of searching to download large media objects that they resist new models.

    The idea of “waking up in the morning” to great files sounds nice, but it doesn’t match reality very well.

    When I read the Wired article, and saw your quote about “waking up in the morning,” I thought, “Hey, that’s practically lifted word-for-word off of the k2b website.” Not sure if you are aware of k2b… If not, I guess people tend to “discover” the same idea simultaneously (+/- a year or two). I’ve heard that it happens a alot.

  3. we have a lot of content on windows media 9 servers. I can have them all delivered via http rather than mms or rtsp.

    question is, can we have a system like this work for windows media 9 as well?

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